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The Well of Loneliness The Well Of Loneliness Tells The Story Of Tomboyish Stephen, Who Hunts, Wears Trousers And Cuts Her Hair Short And Who Gradually Comes To Realize That She Is Attracted To Women Charting Her Romantic And Professional Adventures During The First World War And Beyond, The Novel Provoked A Furore On First Publication In 1928 For Its Lesbian Heroine And Led To A Notorious Legal Trial For Obscenity Hall Herself, However, Saw The Book As A Pioneer Work And Today It Is Recognized As A Landmark Work Of Gay Fiction.This Edition Contains Extra Information And Archival Material That Tells The Fascinating Story Behind The Well S Controversial Publication, Trial And Ban In 1928.

About the Author: Radclyffe Hall

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall was born on the south coast of England Her mother may have battered her, while her father, a playboy known as Rat , ignored her In the drawing rooms of Edwardian society, Marguerite made a small name for herself as a poet and librettist In 1907 she met a middle aged fashionable singer, Mrs Mabel Batten, known as Ladye , who introduced her to influential people Batte

10 thoughts on “The Well of Loneliness

  1. says:

    it should be MANDATORY that everyone reads this book everyone there isn t anything too astounding about her writing style, and nothing too deep about it either anyone could pick up this book and see clearly everything she s very clearly alluding to, so there isn t much mystery, but instead, a whole lot of straightforward honesty about an aspect of the world most overlook without even realizing.what broke back mountain faile

  2. says:

    what could have been a fascinating chronicle of a tough butch interloper challenging mainstream society becomes the drippy tale of a woman who just wants to be loved, and the cruel little bitch who leads her on oh what a deep well the writing s pretty swell though, that can t be denied tres elegante i was reminded of e.m forster s equally drippy, equally beautiful but rather enjoyable Maurice plus i actually preferred the w

  3. says:

    God, she gasped, we believe we have told You we believe We have not denied You, then rise up and defend us Acknowledge us, oh God, before the whole world Give us also the right to our existence First things first, the cover on this edition is absurdly unrepresentative of the book Second, I liked the book I would even recommend the book it s just that it should come with a few notes 1 It is endlessly long And detailed For no purpo

  4. says:

    A surprisingly good book that is not widely read The Well of Loneliness has been known as the Lesbian Bible and was written in 1928 It was quite an edgy book for its time The book itself is about gender than orientation The female lead, Stephen, leads a tom boyish childhood She hunts, fences, rides her horse but not side saddle fashion She is also a...

  5. says:

    this book was banned in England on publication in 1928, which of course made it a huge bestseller and as it was published in France and the USA, it was easy to obtain copies.and, of course, it is so tame by today s standards the most explicit line in the book is she kissed her full on the lips, like a lover but the powers that be in England judged anything even hinting at lesbianism to be immoral.in any event, it is a very fine novel, on it s own merits,

  6. says:

    I read The Well of Loneliness because of was very interested in reading novels on homosexuality I needed something to relate to The book centers around a girl whose father desperately wanted a boy and so named her Stephen Throughout her childhood Stephen is shown as a girl unlike others The way she carries herself, the way she acts and the fantasies she has about seeing herself as Nelson , stress the fact Stephen sexuality is in question As she grow, Stephen begi

  7. says:

    James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express, wrote, Am well aware that sexual inversion and perversion are horrors which exist among us today They flaunt themselves in public places I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel If our love is a sin then heaven must be full of such tender and selfless sinning as ours Why does the world persecute us Because in this world there is only toleration for the so called normal

  8. says:

    Recently in these parts I declared that this novel was so dull that today it is essentially unreadable, and that its lasting importance has everything to do with history and not a thing to do with art And I still generally stand behind these sentiments BUT.I read it And I kind of enjoyed it, at least in parts I had based the above judgements on reading the first 60 pages or so in retrospect the weakest section of the entire novel and upon my decision to incorporate it in a paper

  9. says:

    If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic, sexist straight man then it begins to make sense The central character and stand in for author Radclyffe Hall is not a self loathing lesbian at all, he s a transgendered man, and he s not exactly gay friendly The identification of Jonathan Brockett as gay by describing his hands as being as white and soft as a woman s, for example, emphasizes Stephen s conflicted feelings about his own sexuality and the femi

  10. says:

    This book moves slowly and thoughtfully through many shades of tragedy There s a sort of integrity to it Not all readers will appreciate the Christian symbolism and theology but I did the constant please for meaning and acceptance by a sort of outcast A few times I sort of experienced Stephen as unrelatable because of how ridiculously wealthy she was, but then there were people like Jamie and Barbara to add counterpoint to it, there was just enough shown of the servants to undo the idea that St

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